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Fadil Santosa

FADIL SANTOSA, Ph.D., earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of New Mexico in 1976, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in theoretical and applied mechanics from the University of Illinois in Urbana Champaign in 1977 and 1980, respectively. After two years as postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics at Cornell University, he was appointed to assistant professor in 1982. In 1985, he joined the faculty in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of Delaware. He left Delaware in 1995 to take on the roles of professor and associate director of the Minnesota Center for Industrial Mathematics in the School of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota. At Minnesota, he was director of the Institute for Mathematics and its Applications from 2008 to 2017. He held various visiting positions including at Cornell University, University of Trieste, University of Florence, and Exxon Mobil Corporate Strategic Research. Santosa joined Johns Hopkins University in 2020.

His current research focus is on optimal experiment design for inverse problems, modeling carbon capture, and electromagnetics on graphene. He holds two patents and is a fellow of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics and of the American Mathematical Society. He is widely known for his efforts to bridge the gap between mathematical research in academia and industry.